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Associate In Arts

Program Type: Degree

Program Level: UG

Division: Business, Computing, & Social Science

Program Duration: 24 months

Program Contact: Alison Salley

Time: Day

Program overview

The Associate in Arts degree program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a Bachelor of Arts (or Bachelor of Science, depending upon the university) degree in a non-scientific liberal arts field of study such as business administration (accounting, finance, and marketing), communication, criminal justice, education (elementary, middle, and special), English and literature, geography, art, linguistics, history, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, journalism, library science, political science, psychology, religion, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Students who are interested in mathematics, engineering, science, and most medical fields need to consider the Associate in Science degree program. Both programs are generally considered to be the first two years of a four-year degree program.

Entry Requirements

To see a list of entrance requirements for this program, please check the FDTC Course Catalog.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Quantitative Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems using a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical expressions.

Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the ability to review information from a variety of sources: readings, lectures, and discussions to formulate a well-reasoned conclusion that addresses a specific issue and reflects the material presented.

Applied Technology: Apply application software to course-related materials.

Written Communications: Construct a composition that is clear, well-organized, informative, grammatically correct, and free of spelling errors.

Oral Communications: Research, develop, and deliver a speech that is clear, well-organized, informative, and persuasive.

Reading Comprehension: Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply material from academic, technical, professional, and personal readings.